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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 11, 2011 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

Japanese authorities will release slightly radioactive vapor to release pressure at a disabled nuclear power plant reactor near Tokyo.

Japan's massive earthquake caused a power outage that disabled a nuclear reactor's cooling system, triggering evacuation orders for about 3,000 residents as the government declared its first-ever state of emergency at a nuclear plant.

Japan's nuclear safety agency said pressure inside one of six boiling water reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant had risen to 1.5 times the level considered normal. To reduce the pressure, slightly radioactive vapor may be released. The agency said the radioactive element in the vapor would not affect the environment or human health.

After the quake triggered a power outage, a backup generator also failed and the cooling system was unable to supply water to cool the 460-megawatt No. 1 reactor, though at least one backup cooling system is being used. The reactor core remains hot even after a shutdown.

The agency said plant workers are scrambling to restore cooling water supply at the plant but there is no prospect for immediate success.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the 40-year-old plant was not leaking radiation. The plant is in Onahama city, about 170 miles (270 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo.

If the outage in the cooling system persists, eventually radiation could leak out into the environment, and, in the worst case, could cause a reactor meltdown, a nuclear safety agency official said on condition of anonymity, citing sensitivity of the issue.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/42032703

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/03/japan-to-release-radioactive-vapor-at-disabled-nuclear-reactor/1

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Mar 12, 2011 4:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

NOAA states the fissure in the Earth was 50 Miles wide and 150 Miles long and that the Ocean water just fell right in this massive crevice before the wall of Tsunami swirl began. USGS reported this quake as being 1000 times stronger compared to last months 6.3 event in Christchurch New Zealand.

It's a sad day for all the good people of Japan. Island countries such as Haiti, Indonesia, New Zealand and Japan are extremely vulnerable to the wrath of natural disasters.

Perhaps Mother Earth has become angry with the constant raping of her resources and the disgusting pollution that us humanoids have created.

Certainly, Karmatic retribution due to the Government of Japan from the Ocean's can never be understated for the senseless slaughter and near extinction of the Blue Fin Tuna species and the senseless murder of those thousands of Dolphins in the Cove of Taijii.

With the wide sweeping power outages across this devasted country perhaps Mitsubishi can feed the people for weeks to come with the stockpiles of Blue Fin Tuna that is stored in their climate controlled wharehouse's.

The economic repercussions from this disaster will be felt for decades to come.



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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 11, 2011 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

While not wanting to disagree with your basic sentiments here, actually "karmic" explanations are not a lot more helpful than "God smited them."

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 11, 2011 8:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

Whatever one's perspective on karma, spirituality and/or the cack-handedness of deities, these are such pointed and profound opening lines -- and right to the point here. Not a Jackson Browne fan, but this is a great and haunting song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIDIBpeIaIc

God is great, God is good
He guards your neighborhood
Though it's generally understood
Not quite the way you would ...

And no, the poster in this YouTube link isn't me! Hmmm, was that you? :-)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 12, 2011 5:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

I gotta look up the rest of those lyrics before I can comment :) I'm not sure what he's saying.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Mar 11, 2011 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

I agree.

"Shit happens" makes a lot more sense.

Blue Fin Tuna, yum!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 11, 2011 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

Retribution for the slaughter of whales? Hmmm. That new crew member of the Sea Shepherd does have a surprisingly long white beard ...



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Poster: dark.starz Date: Mar 12, 2011 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

"The Cove" documentary film.

http://www.thecovemovie.com/the_cove/synopsis.htm

Jim Clark was a client of mine some 23 years ago who had a couple of successful Silicon Valley start-up's with Silicon Graphics and Netscape. Incredibly intelligent, he would spent endless hours discussing his passion for sailing and the latest yacht he was building which made it very difficult to keep the conversation focused on business. He taught me the art of zen in business, that sometimes you have to detach emotionally from the outcome and just go with the flow.

"The Cove" documentary film was recommended to me last year by a friend who eventually broke into tears. When i looked this film up and realized that Jim had produced it i felt a sense of urgency to view. I had no idea about these man made crimes against nature;

Get-it to get-it > Netflix.

Daring animal activists arrive with surveillance equipment at a scenic cove in Taijii, Japan, to capture footage of a secretive and heavily guarded operation run by the world's largest supplier of dolphins. As the group sets out to expose the horrifying truths behind the capture of dolphins for the lucrative tourist industry, they also uncover an environmental catastrophe.





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Poster: dark.starz Date: Mar 12, 2011 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

The government comment is just an observation; there is no correlation between natures wrath and karma unless you believe in the silly bible stories. And if that comment is viewed in poor taste at this time, well i'm man enough to apologize, so there!

However, there is a correlation between the delicate connected balance of all things in the Universe and what humans are specifically doing to this planet in terms of raping natural resources, burning fossil fuels, creating non-organic by-products such as plastic and other chemical and toxic waste materials, nuclear waste, let alone the absurd piles of garbage that we all generate that are indeed throwing off the "chi" of the whole global project.

There are few clear and understood explanations of what is, or how the "higher order" of this Universe functions let alone the great mysteries that we may never understand and remain in awe of. I simply saw an opportunity to get "political" and went for it. If you wish, we could revisit the cause and effect of why the US got dragged into WW2?

And i would never attempt to undermine the tragic loss of life here. There are reports circulating that thousands of people are missing.



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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 12, 2011 5:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

I dunno, I'm not making statements on the higher order of the universe etc. I just get queasy when talk turns either to God punishing people by sending natural disasters. Saying it is nature taking revenge and that sort of thing is not really a whole lot different. Nature isn't mad at us, nature isn't punishing us, these things DO have a natural explanation and it probably doesn't involve any concern for human affairs at all.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Mar 11, 2011 2:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

Last night I was sticking pins into my voodoo doll of Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage, and at that very moment comedian (Leo) Gallagher collapsed onstage during a performance.

Explain that.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 11, 2011 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

It's all part of the cosmic unconsciousness...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4QKiYar9pI

With thanks to Mike Nessmith

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Mar 11, 2011 6:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

Me and my Terps bow down to you this night, your royal flatulenceness.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 11, 2011 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

Watch the incontinent use of the caps key. It makes you look like a fundamentalist bozo and totally undermines your argument. No wait, with your adherence to the pathetic fallacy in attributing human characteristics to natural events you are a bozo.